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SCOTUS Preview 2018

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Course Information

Time 122 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Categories Constitutional

Course Description

Join experienced constitutional practitioners Ameer Benno and Erica Dubno for Lawline's second annual SCOTUS Preview, addressing several critical cases that are to be decided in the 2018 Term. In this course, Ameer and Erica will discuss the following upcoming cases:

  • Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
  • Gill v. Whitford
  • Class v. U.S.
  • Jesner v. Arab Bank
  • McCoy v. Louisiana
  • Christie v. NCAA
  • Carpenter v. U.S.
  • Jennings v. Rodriguez


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify eight critical cases to be decided in 2018
  2. Address the legal issues at hand in each case
  3. Recognize the potential impact of each decision

Credit Information

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Faculty

Erica Dubno

Fahringer & Dubno, Herald Price Fahringer PLLC

Erica T. Dubno worked with Herald Price Fahringer for 20 years. She is one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Erica Dubno has received awards for her appellate advocacy and, together with Mr. Fahringer, has drafted criminal and civil appeals in the federal Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and in the New York Court of Appeals.

She has co-authored numerous articles with Herald Fahringer, as well as book reviews for the New York Law Journal. Erica Dubno graduated from Oberlin College and Brooklyn Law School with honors. 



Ameer Benno

Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP

An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Ameer Benno litigates civil rights and personal injury matters for Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP. Ameer takes great pride in seeking justice for those who have been injured by the wrongdoing of others. His personal injury cases include premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, and construction accident cases. In his civil rights practice, Mr. Benno champions the rights of individuals who have been subjected to governmental abuses of authority. These cases range from police misconduct matters to prisoner rights cases, from unjust conviction claims to employment discrimination matters.

Ameer began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the esteemed Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he served for several years in both the trial division and the appeals bureau. Upon leaving government service, Mr. Benno worked at premier civil litigation law firms where he focused on representing plaintiffs in personal injury and civil rights matters in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Benno is admitted to the New York and Connecticut state bars, and is admitted to practice in the federal courts of the Southern, Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of New York, as well as to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

From 2006 through 2012, Mr. Benno was an adjunct professor at New York Law School, where he taught Appellate Advocacy and Legal Reasoning and Writing. Mr. Benno regularly lectures for bar associations and continuing legal education providers on topics having to do with trial practice, civil rights litigation, Constitutional law, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Benno has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and has been named a New York Metro Super Lawyer every year since 2012 in the area of civil rights law. Mr. Benno has also been selected for membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys.” These are invitation-only organizations composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications. Mr. Benno is rated 10.0, the highest rating given, by the online lawyer rating service Avvo.com.

Ameer serves on the Civil Rights Committee, Federal Courts Committee, and Appellate Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a member of the National Police Accountability Project, the First Amendment Lawyers Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (where he chairs the Civil Right Committee), and the Brooklyn Bar Association. He sits on the board of directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and is vice president of the Nassau Lawyers’ Association of Long Island.

In addition to his membership in professional organizations, Mr. Benno is a civic leader. He is the president of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council, the board of directors of the Merrick Jewish Centre, and as a member of the Nassau County Police Commissioner's Community Council for the 19th Legislative District.  He is a member of the Nassau County Police Reserves, the Bellmore Kiwanis, the Bellmore Lions Club, and the Bellmore Historical Society.  He proudly serves as a First Lieutenant in the New York Guard. 

Ameer is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and Cornell Law School. He lives in Bellmore, NY with his wife, Gayle, and three daughters.



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JS
Jeremy S.

Good stuff

DC
Donald C.

excellent

BB
Barbara B.

Very excellent presentation and program content!!

GP
Georgian P.

Very interesting course! Speakers were excellent! Their presentation of the material flowed effectively. Speakers were informative, knowledgeable and made a great team. Excellent communication skills! Interested in taking more courses on this subject matter with these speakers! Thoroughly enjoyed the program!

LC
Liza C.

Great presentation

YK
Yelena K.

Very fun informative class

RC
Robert C.

This was really exciting and well presented! I can't wait for next year's SCOTUS review!

KS
Kenzie S.

Really interesting.

CB
Christopher B.

Surprisingly good.

AH
Amy H.

This was so interesting. Really enjoyed it.

JG
James G.

Great

RF
Regan F.

Good topic and presenters made 2 hours fly by.

MB
Mark B.

Well presented.

JL
Joseph L.

An excellent context to the decisions which have recently been handed down. Recommend.

RS
Randy S.

Good program.

EP
Elsbeth P.

Good topic, good speakers

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jerry s.

Good Job

KW
Katie W.

The two presenters did a great job of making the SCOTUS cases easy to understand. Also, it was interesting when they pointed out each justice's comments on the cases.

JZ
James Z.

Great program!

SM
Sheldon M.

Great course!

KR
Kristen R.

I enjoyed the course.

KR
Kristin R.

This was the best program I have listened to this year.

MS
Mark S.

Good content and explanation

RS
Richard S.

Found Amir's presentation to be exceptionally easy to follow. His enthusiasm for the subject made it easy to stay focused,

ZJ
Zachary J.

great presentation!

RV
Richard V.

Great speakers

GS
Gordon S.

Comprehensive coverage of several important areas of the law.

OH
Owen H.

One of the best and most interesting CLEs I have attended on line.

KP
Kimberly P.

Excellent program!! So interesting and well presented!

KH
kenneth H.

enjoyable and highly instructive.

PB
Peter B.

Great discussion that was both in depth and accessible.

ET
Emma T.

Good course!

LT
Linda T.

The lecturers were the BEST!

JW
Jeffrey W.

Excellent presentation by both speakers.

MA
Michael A.

Excellent - very informative and engaging.

TB
Theresa B.

Best course I have experienced thus far! Please keep providing these reviews.

EH
Erin H.

Very well done! Enjoyed it.

MW
Michael W.

The teachers really nailed it, particularly with respect to the first two cases discussed, the Colorado baker case and the Wisconsin gerrymandering case!

MM
Matthew M.

This could, easily, have been a three hour program.

JV
Jim V.

interesting

KI
Kyoko I.

Great presenters! and material.

BS
Brad S.

This was the best course I have viewed on Lawline.

MH
Michael H.

Excellent

PV
Peter V.

Good to have 2 presenters

CN
Charlie N.

Fascinating cases. Thanks!

LL
Lorenzo L.

Faculty was well prepared and presented the materials expertly.

SD
Steven D.

Outstanding!

CR
Cheryl R.

This course was the best one yet!

KL
Kirk L.

great

MC
Mary Ellen C.

Excellent presentation

MR
Mark R.

This program makes us aware of cases presenting issues that can create monumental changes in the law

TS
Thomas S.

This was a very good basic overview of the US Supreme Court calendar. Also, I enjoyed seeing an old classmate from BLS!

RC
Renee C.

The presenters were outstanding. This CLE was truly compelling due to many of these cases being currently in the headlines. This is my first time listening to a SCOTUS preview.

MS
Michael S.

Great presentation despite knowing the outcome of most of the cases.

NT
Napha T.

Great presentation!

AB
Andrew B.

Very good commentary on upcoming cases

RS
Robert S.

Great presentation

MG
Margaret G.

This was very well done.

LW
Lisa W.

Excellent...my first Lawline CLE. I am impressed.

KL
Kevin L.

Excellent presentation!

DW
Deborah Lynn W.

Very interesting!

DH
Daniel H.

Strong presentation of the issues in the eight important SCOTUS cases covered. The written materials are excellent, and the faculty was very effective.

HG
Henry G.

Excellent, informative course.

KF
Katie F.

i need to do this course every year! great way to become acquainted with what is granted cert

GM
Georgianne M.

The presenters were particularly clear and articulate and really presented the material in a way that was incredibly simple to follow. The best course I have taken thus far!

MB
Mary B.

Excellent program

KS
Katherine S.

on a scale of 1 to 4, this program deserves a 5

SR
Scott R.

Thanks!

EJ
Elizabeth J.

Excellent

KR
Kenneth R.

Interesting program. Well done.

MF
Mary F.

Very well done, thorough presentation.

MB
Maria B.

I would attend this CLE wit these presenters annually.

WB
William B.

Good course.

NM
Nikki M.

The faculty were clearly interested in the subjects and were really engaging. They seemed genuinely excited to be talking about these issues, which was refreshing.

MS
Michael S.

Great program and an enormous amount of good information and details in here.

JS
Janee S.

Very engaging discussion. Great presentation.

AS
Adam S.

Possibly my favorite CLE in years.

JS
James S.

Excellent.

PD
Patrick D.

Extremely interesting overview of Supreme Court's 2018 term

TH
Therese H.

Good overview.

RB
Renee B.

excellent - detailed overview of cases before the Sup. Ct. articulating both sides of controversy

JG
Jeffrey Alan G.

Once again, Erica and Ameer clearly lay out the issues and completely analyze both sides in a balanced and informative manner. Thanks.

PB
Patricia B.

Excellent, interesting, well informed presenters.

CB
Carolyn B.

This was an excellent program

AW
Anne W.

Great topic!!

SB
Sarah B.

Good program to repeat live each year.

DM
David M.

Really Good!!!

PM
Pauline M.

I always enjoy the SCOTUS Preview classes by these presenters.

BK
Bruce K.

This was one of the best Lawline presentations of the year. Thank you.

RM
RICHARD M.

Excellent Program

DP
David P.

The presenters were both excellent, and the material was very interesting.

JP
James P.

Good cases

AM
Antoine M.

Detailed review on pending cases. Lawline support and Moderators fantastic!

CT
cheryl t.

Excellent!

JF
J Gregory F.

great info, well presented

JB
Janine B.

Excellent webinar

SE
Shaun E.

great faculty, good presentation

CN
Carly N.

Interesting presenters and great overview.

DS
Diane S.

Extremely informative.

MM
Martza M.

Well organized. Thank you

AR
Anna R.

This is one of the best I've seen to date.

LM
Lisa M.

Love how timely and topical this way - great job Ameer

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